Sunglass Hut in Hudson Bay Robbed: Suspect Charged

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Sergeant Barry Malciw

Sergeant Barry Malciw

Sergeant Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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On Monday, December 18, 2017, shortly before 9:00pm, Halton Regional Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Sunglass Hut located within the Hudson’s Bay store in Oakville Place at 240 Leighland Ave, Oakville. The suspect attempted to steal four pairs of sunglasses. He also engaged in a physical altercation with staff members prior to fleeing on foot. No staff members were injured.

On Wednesday,January 16, 2018, Halton Regional Police located and arrested the suspect. The Police charged the suspect, James CROWE a 39 year old man from Oakville, with one count of robbery.

The police learned after further investigation that James CROWE was the person responsible for two additional outstanding occurrences. CROWE was subsequently charged with:

  1. Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (3 counts)
  2. Theft Under $5000.00
  3. Escape Lawful Custody

Witnesses of the Sunglass Hut robbery should call the Halton Regional Police’s Detective Barry Malciw of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext 2218. Tips can not only be forwarded to Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), but also though the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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